Dr Richard Mattock
- Position: Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: health economics; decision analytic modelling; statistics; mental health economics; child health economic evaluation
- Email: R.Mattock@leeds.ac.uk
I joined the Academic Unit of Health Economics in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences in October 2021. My primary research area is in the economic evaluation of mental health interventions.
I previously worked as a Research Consultant at York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) where I led the development of decision analytic models in multiple disease areas including liver cirrhosis, influenza, atrial fibrillation, and tobacco cessation. I have worked as the economic lead on the NICE public health tobacco guideline update, and as a technical analyst on several single technology appraisals.
I obtained my PhD from the University of York (2020). My thesis examined the impact of post-natal depression on child development, and included a cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for post-natal depression.
I obtained an MSc in health economics from the University of York and subsequently worked as a research fellow, my projects included a trial based economic evaluation of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for major depressive disorder.
- Academic researcher in health economics
My research interests include economic evaluation, decision analytic modelling and quantitative health economics research. I focus on economic evaluations of mental health interventions.
My current research projects include:
- FReSH START: Function Replacement in repeated Self-Harm: Standardising Therapeutic Assessment and the Related Therapy Randomised Controlled Trial
- SAFE PIT: the Self-harm, Assessment, Formulation, Engagement Trial of Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Patient Safety Research Collaborations: The impact of midwifery staffing levels and patient demand on mother and baby outcomes in two UK local maternity delivery wards
- FUsED: Frequent users of the Emergency Department: Improving and standardizing services - a mixed methods study
- STARS: Social Transitions and Reintegration Support – How does a cancer diagnosis affect education, employment, social and subjective wellbeing outcomes? A matched case-control cohort study of teenagers and young people in England
- PhD Health Sciences - University of York
- MSc Health Economics - University of York
- BSc (Hons) Neuroscience - University of Leeds
I am an MSc and Phd supervisor.
Current PhD students:
- Jane Anderson (Identification and management of mild to moderate suicidal ideation in Head and Neck Cancer patients following curative treatment)
Current MSc students:
- Kexin Sheng (University of York)
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
- Academic Unit of Health Economics
- Health economics